Nano Plasma Arc
Elle Starkman (photographer), Yevgeny Raises (principal research physicist), Vlad Vekselman (associate research physicist )
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
This photograph shows evaporated carbon atoms in a plasma between two graphite electrodes with a surface temperature measuring approximately 4000 degrees Kelvin.
Carbon arc discharges are commonly used to synthesize a broad range of carbon nanomaterials with different nanostructures, including buckyballs, nanotubes, graphene, nanofibers, and nano cages.